Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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The Dallas Stars travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Stars at +160 and the Predators at +138. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Dallas comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 50-23-9 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-12-7. They finished 1st in the Central Division. They scored 267 goals and gave up 230 goals for a point differential of +37. The Stars had 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 49-32 and an over/under record of 45-36-1. Nashville had a regular season record of 41-27-14 including 23-11-7 at home last season. They were 4th in the Central Division. They scored 228 goals and surrendered 215 for a goal differential of +13. The Predators had 14 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 39-40 while their over/under record sat at 33-33-16.
Jamie Benn accumulated 89 total points last season for the Stars. He had 41 goals last year with 247 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 48 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 33 goals on 202 shots. He had 30 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Kari Lehtonen had 25 wins and 10 losses last season in net for the Stars. He had 1,121 shots against him and gave up 105 goals. He made 1,016 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Filip Forsberg accumulated 64 total points last season for the Predators. He had 33 goals last year with 247 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Roman Josi averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 14 goals on 198 shots. He had 47 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Pekka Rinne had 34 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Predators. He had 1,744 shots against him and gave up 161 goals. He made 1,583 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Stars had 109 total points last season. They scored 267 goals while giving up 230 goals. They had 262 power play opportunities and scored 58 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Stars allowed 248 power play opportunities and gave up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team they shot 10.18% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Predators had a total of 96 points on the season. They had 51 power play goals on 259 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. They allowed 245 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Stars had a total of 228 goals scored while they gave up 215 goals during the campaign. They averaged 31 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.09%. As a team they gave up 27 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
Dallas had a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they attempted 5,082 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,659 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 52.2% as they had 3,746 attempts while they gave up 3,435 shots on the defensive end. The Stars started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,597 face off wins compared to 2,577 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.2%. On defense Dallas had 1,556 hits and they blocked 1,224 shots from the opposition.
Nashville attempted 4,618 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,269 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 53.3% as they had 3,468 shots while they gave up 3,037 attempts on defense. The Predators had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 48.7% as they compiled 2,387 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,515 face off losses. On defense Nashville blocked 1,232 shot attempts and they had 1,886 hits as a unit.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars were 49-32 straight up last season
The Dallas Stars were 45-36-1 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators were 39-40 straight up last season
The Nashville Predators were 33-33-16 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Injuries
10/15/16 RW Ales Hemsky Groin "?" Tuesday vs Nashville
10/10/16 C Cody Eakin Knee out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee out indefinitely
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/16/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Hand injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Dallas
10/15/16 D Anthony Bitetto Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs Dallas
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville
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